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Political patronage

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence., May 1908 - Nov 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 4/17
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Wolverhampton, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster concerning the appointment of Manchester magistrates (1); E Crosfield Pearson on his enjoyment of working as WSC's election agent and the difficulties of finding a suitable candidate for Manchester (2); Sir Edward Donner inviting WSC to be President of the Liberal Federation (1); William Royle, Chairman of the Manchester Liberal Federation (2); Arthur Newman on patents (2); Herbert Gladstone, Home Secretary...
Dates: May 1908 - Nov 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: Correspondence., 03 Jan 1904 - 27 Mar 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 3/7
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Travis Clegg [Chairman of the Oldham Conservative Association] (7); Samuel Smethurst [Vice Chairman of the Oldham Conservative Association, resigned 7 Jan 1904] (12); 9th Duke of Marlborough regarding his refusal to become an honorary member of the Oldham Conservative Club; James Maclean (2) regarding a Free Trade League meeting in Oldham. Subjects include: Churchill's relations with the local Conservative, Labour and Liberal Parties; his decision not to...
Dates: 03 Jan 1904 - 27 Mar 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence M-Q., Jan 1949 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/84A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Shenton Thomas on Malaya's [later Malaysia] war effort; Edward Mallalieu; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (7); 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney, later 1st Lord De L'Isle] on a fund for the defence of Field Marshal Fritz von Manstein; Prime Minister Clement Attlee on currency for Princess Margaret's trip to Italy; Douglas Marshall (4); Moss Turner-Samuels; John Langford-Holt; Lieutenant-General Sir...
Dates: Jan 1949 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/39/131-132
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] asking him to contact Josiah Wedgwood on tour in America and enquire whether he would accept a Barony of the United Kingdom and represent Labour in the House of Lords; with reply of acceptance from Wedgwood.

Dates: 14 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 11 May 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/4-5
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain on the composition of the new War Cabinet: [Clement] Attlee and [Arthur] Greenwood both want to be included; WSC wants A V Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], [Herbert] Morrison and [Ernest] Bevin; [Hugh] Dalton and [Sir Archibald] Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] must be considered; asks Chamberlain to be Lord President of the Council; adds that British and French Forces are already on the Antwerp-Namur line [Belgium]. [draft carbon;...
Dates: 11 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 May 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/9
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Murdoch MacDonald MP to WSC proposing James Henderson-Stewart for Under-Secretary of State for Scotland; adds that he urged [Clement] Attlee and [Arthur] Greenwood to serve under WSC's premiership. [manuscript].

Dates: 11 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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